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    Installing after market water temp. Any way to use the OEM signal wire?

    I'm going to put an aftermarket water temp gauge in my car before pod on wednesday. Can I use the OEM sensor wire? or will the signal be totally wrong?

    If not does anyone know the fitting size. I might try and get an adaptor from pirtek. I don't want to fit one of thoes hose chop jobbies if I can help it!

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    No

    The resistance of the factory sensor is on a different range.

    You could replace the sensor but then you will loose the dash gauge.

    Most people use a hose adapter.

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    gktech water neck adaptor ftw

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyrs View Post
    gktech water neck adaptor ftw
    Agreed!

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    Thats alot easier then ****ing around with the hose trust me!!!

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    the hose adaptors alway look like a bodge job too

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    Great replys thanks guys

    I like the look of the GK Tech spacer. I'm honestly thinking of just ditching the OEM gauge. Lets face it... it sucks. And I've replaced the R33 tacho and oil pressure gauge anyway

    However I do it, I'll pop up a post and link here

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    i do like the gk tech adapter but i dont know why people use it when its cheaper to remove the elbow and get a boss welded in. just one of those things thats confused me over the years haha

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    can you not drill and tap the bleed in the elbow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by norfy View Post
    i do like the gk tech adapter but i dont know why people use it when its cheaper to remove the elbow and get a boss welded in. just one of those things thats confused me over the years haha
    or why they designed a fancy spacer when they could have made an elbow with an integral boss?

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    Weld on a boss

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